Entries by Tom Farris, PhD

Your Healthcare is Changing. Here’s How.

More people are insured, costs are higher, and technology is advancing more rapidly than ever before. As a result of this evolving landscape, medical professionals are looking for new ways to reach customers while patients are looking for better ways to manage their medical expenses and their health, and everyone’s wondering: What changes to medicine […]

Informed Consent & Telemental Health

As with mental health services delivered face-to-face, clinicians working through videoconferencing must obtain Informed Consent.  The consent must be obtained at the start of services and in real-time.  Local, regional and national laws for consent must be followed and clinicians must fully understand requirements.  If written consent is required, then electronic signatures may be used, […]

A Brief History of Telehealth

Telehealth has been the story of a “revolution” that never quite materializes.  That has changed, with experts are projecting the market to grow at 20% annually over the next several years.  “Telehealth” is a term used broadly to encompass interactive videoconferencing, electronic exchange of information, remote monitoring of vital signs, patient portals, and more.  “Telemedicine” […]